Achievement, Wordpress, anniversary, Influencer

Celebrate with me

I celebrate you too

Today October 23rd marks my 9 th year WordPressing. I am so thrilled right now. Thank you WordPress for providing such an awesome platform for myself and other to have the freedom of expression and creativity.

Thanks to all my followers you are the best. Looking forward to many more. Have a great day!

Peace and love

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Influencer, Worship

Worship Treasure

LIVE with Jumbo ft Funke Akinokun, Emmanuel Adamah & Worship Culture

Let’s us Exalt Him with ALL His names, and cross languages knowing He is the same. Amen๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’•

Wirship Culture feat Funke Akinokun

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Hang in ThereHappy Friday
Food and Drugs, Health, Influencer, Living, Making Life Decisions, mindfulness

WE ARE

Have you ever looked at

  1. Trees
  2. Mountains
  3. Nature
  4. Water

Nature

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Everything in life is ordered. They are seasonal, changing constantly and redesigning themselves for survival.

You and I are the same way. There’s no removing ourselves from the dynamic. We have to go with the flow, listen to our body rhythms and actually understand what it wants us to do and follow through and keep ourselves in order.

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Eat balanced, consume things which will enrich your cells not hurt them. Hard lesson for us to learn until we actually have one foot in the grave. But if we keep a healthy balance and keep our bodies in motion we are going to enjoy quality of life. It’s not always perfect but it will improve significantly.

We are what we eat …think about that.

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Purposely Living, Grateful, young adults

I am so Proud

My children warm my heart. They do everything with such enthusiasm and vigor. I can’t ask for more. I want them to continue on doing the things they love and being the best they can be.

These are my children and these are their beautiful creations.

Nou Bouke, Enough is Enough, Healing a Nation, Purposely Living

Enough is Enough

Africa – Enough is Enough

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Cover images Nou Bouke by @ti_mawozo_a

Be prepared for the naysayers

Stay on the lookout for the lynches, those who like to keep you mentally enslaved. Even our own politicians and so called leaders. Be weary and on the lookout for black skin white mask. The only thing they see in us is the money potential.

Take necessary steps to edify yourself and others by researching, researching, researching and being proactive…there is a wealth of information well hidden, purposely. Find it and find yourself. Support your own community. It’s called self love.

Vote Powerfully

Simply Voting is not power. Understanding the process is your power. A vote can be manipulated, but if you undepurpose the voting process, then you will understand why we keep making the voting choices we do? You will see how carefully handpicked each leader is, and you will clearly understand politics and politicians.

Political talk is rhetoric….they keep on point with their agendas for each other, both sides, there is no dem or rep with the powers that be, just power moves, and maintenance of their money. Man of the people? What’s that you ask? Well it’s someone who is in it for themselves, self aggrandization mostly. Maybe at some point they were well intentioned but it appears most are in it only for their pockets, unfortunately.

Network with likeminded people, you don’t always have to agree. Stay away from the chicken coops especially on holidays, that’s when everything hits the fan and you are expected to peck your way into any duldrum put in your way. This means you mindlessly shelling out money. No plan to increase yourself, only decreasing yourself.

No one wants to understands why

you’ve chosen to invest in yourself and your community – even though they are investing fully and intentionally in their own communities.

All ethnic groups have big brands or products they trade with and to each other and somehow we are excluded in that picture. It’s time to change that paradigm.

We should not be afraid of what our friends and associates say when we want to restart our lost economy. They should understand because they do it for themselves.

What will it be Africa? Do we perish or do we survive?

I choose survival and I choose a life of excellence versus mediocrity. No slums, no sterotyping, no profiling, no more abject poverty just because I’m black.

No one wants to understands why you’ve chosen to invest in yourself and your community – even though they are clearly investing in their own space but no one asks why but they ask you why?

We should not be afraid of what our friend nor family have to say about empowering ourselves. If they get on board fine.

Black History, Fun Facts, Picture of the week, Purposely Living

Meet Esther Jones the original Betty Boop – Black History

Harlem Singer Baby Esther Jones

Learn more about the original Betty Boop

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of history being tarnished by lies and mistruths. I’ve research this information and tested its validity. There’s a link provided inclusive of the court details etc. Sadly she died a poor woman. Why??? appropriation was the name of the game.

african in the diaspora, Lost/Stolen Identities, Purposely Living, Reparations, Slave Trade

Black History – Reparations Fact

The scales of justice or injustices rather against the Aftican Diaspora cannot be balanced, but rather it should be thought of as putting it back or tipping it BACK INTO your favor.

We were taken and made into slaves, our identity stolen and our dignity stripped by brute force.

Many advocate the ostrich strategy. Bury your head in the sand, move on, forget about it, that was then, now is now, this is 2019?

My Rebuttal? Have you seen the news lately?

Just a sample of the madness

african Beauty Standards, african in the diaspora, Black History, Black is Beautiful, my black is beautiful, Purposely Living

My Black is Beautiful

I appreciate myself everyday

What does that entail?

Taking care of myself wholly

Spiritually

Physically

Mentally

Financially

No one can do it better than you

Your Black is Beautiful

Better believe it!

Caribguhl

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Africa, Black History, Economic Shift, Purposely Living

Letโ€™s help each other Africa

Africa is awaiting Africans in the Diaspora.

Help them so they can help us so we can help each other. It’s basic economics. It’s cyclical. You get out what you put in.

Support your local black businesses. The online black businesses and create your own wealth.

History has taught us no one values us regardless of education, contributions or position. So, start valuing yourself/selves.

Suffering as we have as a people will only change when we realize our own worth. The mass incarcerations, historical enslavement and present mistreatments will only stop when you rise above it all economically. And unitedly.

Black History, black wall street, Purposely Living

The Devastation of Black Wall Street

By Kimberly Fain, July 5th 2017

https://daily.jstor.org/the-devastation-of-black-wall-street/

A few recaps if you do not have time to read the article. Many are oblivious to the achievements in the African communities and the achievements which are made are oftentimes swept under the proverbial rug, and left there.

The Afro community has struggled over time to meet financial, academic and have even attempted multiple financial institutions within the context of the “community” only to have these the institutions and all positive evidences wipes away, oftentimes with and in violence – history speaks to you in these academic journals. It’s a matter of historical record now.

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Black History, Nicholas Learie Constantine, Purposely Living

Black Every Day

Happy Black History ?Month?

Learie Nicholas

Learie Nicholas Constantine, Baron Constantine was a West Indian cricketer, lawyer and politician who served as Trinidadโ€™s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and became the UKโ€™s 1st black peer. He played 18 Test matches before the Second World War and took the West Indiesโ€™ 1st wicket in Test cricket. 

An advocate against racial discrimination, in later life he was influential in the passing of the Race Relations Act in Britain.

He was knighted in 1962 and made a life peer in 1969.

Born in Trinidad, Constantine established an early reputation as a promising cricketer, and was a member of the West Indies teams that toured England in 1923 and 1928. Unhappy at the lack of opportunities for black people in Trinidad, he decided to pursue a career as a professional cricketer in England, and after the 1928 tour was awarded a professional contract with the Lancashire League club Nelson.

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Affirmations, Attitude, Goals, Purposely Living, success

Be Stil But Be INSPIRED – Do Not Lose Hope!!

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You can lose a job, a lost one, money, possessions but do not lose hope. If plan A does not work, amend it then reach that goal NO MATTER WHAT!

See you at the finish line

Justsuccess_quotes

Caribguhl

Healthy Food Choices, Making Life Decisions, mindfulness, Paradigm Shift, Picture of the week, Purposely Living

Benefits of no meat Diet (my perspective)

My reasons for not eating meat

1. I’ve never been comfortable with meat consumption. It does not feel right. The older I became i have managed to clean up my diet

2. It isn’t healthy for me. Too many risk factors including artificial meats and addition of steroids etc which effects my health and wellbeing

3. I am healthier and i feel healthier

4. Since eliminating meats i look at food differently and i make healthier choices

5. Since i am more sensitive about what i eat i have become wiser in my spending as well. I actually save money due

Procrastination, living life to the fullest, don't wait until tomorrow do it today, Purposely Living

Now or Later…

Nice text, very beautiful, very true ….! My friend Casey shared it with me today 1.22.19 – author Unknown

 

Later

Hardly the day started and … it is already six o’clock in the evening.

Barely arrived on Monday and it’s already Friday.

… and the month is already over.

… and the year is almost up.

… and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed.

… and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.

and we realize that it is too late to go back …

So … Let’s try, however, to take full advantage of the time we have left …

Let’s not stop looking for activities that we like …

Let’s put color in our greyness …

Let’s smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.

And yet, we must continue to enjoy serenely the time that remains. Let’s try to eliminate the “after” …

I do it after …

I will say after …

I will think about it after …

We leave everything for ‘later’ as if “after” was ours.

Because what we do not understand is that:

after, the coffee cools …

after, priorities change …

after, the charm is broken …

after, health passes …

after, the children grow up …

after, the parents get older …

after, the promises are forgotten …

after, the day becomes the night …

after, life ends …

And after that it’s often too late ….

So … leave nothing for ‘later’ …

Because always waiting for later, we can lose the best moments,

the best experiences,

the best friends,

the best family …

The day is today … The moment is now …

We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone until tomorrow what needs to be done right away.

So let’s see if you’ll have time to read this message and then share it.

Or maybe you’ll leave it for … “later” …

And you will not share it “ever” ….

Even share with those who are not yet “seniors”.

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Enjoy today. Don’t want for tomorrow

Government Shutdown, Purposely Living

Lean on me

As we near almost a month mark since the government shut down I just wanted to remind everyone – there’s always tomorrow. Things may look bad, bills are going unpaid, mortgages and rents are due, but wake up each day and try to look on the bright side of things. Find the people in your life who really matter.

(Bill Withers – Lean on Me resung by Michael Bolton)

They are real brothers/sisters where and when it counts. They don’t say you can depend in me. They actually mean it. Also like the song says, you won’t know until you ask someone for help. Don’t be ashame to ask. It may make a difference one day to the next just helping a friend .

Help a friend

So many are in real need now so keep your eyes pealed for those in real need folks. You may think you know but you don’t. They are really good at hiding from everyone because of their pride. People are in dire straits. I’m not talking about the banks and the big corporations. I’m talking about consumers, the man on the street. The small guys.

Talking with one of my Lyft drivers and he said things are at least 50% slower since the shutdown. Just imagine what that does to his income and his ability to produce.

Savings are being depleted to cover a range of expenses. Some have had to tap into savings at the cost if being taxed. many do not have the luxury of savings. There is nothing.

So just be patient with yourselves out there. Be careful what you allow the media to leak into your souls right about now. It’s often time information meant to steer your thinking away from what’s really important. What is that?

Be kind

We are important. We have to take care of each other because those in power take care of themselves by both sides. They don’t really care about the masses. So take care if yourself, your family and friends. Be good, kind and loving

The craziness will end. Try to stay intact until such a time.

Peace to you

Crystal

Surround yourself in love